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11 Free Things to Do in Chicago Right Now!

The Bean in Millennium Park

March in Chicago means that spring is here and summer is right around the corner. As the weather warms up, there are more and more FREE things to do around Chicago. Read on for some top picks to finish out the month.


Sightseeing in Lincoln Park: A Bridge off the Beaten Path

Cherry Avenue Bridge

If you’re a city wanderer like I am, you’re probably looking for those curious moments out and about as you walk around. Well, I have a real gem for you in Lincoln Park: the Cherry Avenue Bridge.


10 Exhibitions to See at the Chicago History Museum

Chicago History Museum

The Chicago History Museum in Lincoln Park is a historic building that was founded in 1856 to study Chicago’s rich history. The museum houses millions of original pieces from Chicago and U.S. history. You could spend an hour or an entire day there, and you’re sure to learn something new. Lovers of literature, fashion, history, anthropology, photography and more will find something to pour over.


Take a Trip to Webster Avenue: Chicago's Latest Foodie Destination

Sweet Mandy B's

Webster Avenue in Lincoln Park is home to some of the city’s best dining spots. There’s so much culinary talent represented across sweet and savory selections for each meal of the day, you’re sure to fall for this quaint street and its lively neighborhood feel. Explore the city’s beautiful North Side and make Webster Avenue your pit stop for tasty and affordable fare. Read on to learn about some of our favorite picks.


5 Fall Events in Chicago for the Family + Apples, Autumn Colors and Farmers Market Treats

Lurie Garden Chicago

Nothing beats summer in Chicago, but there is so much to look forward to this fall. From a kid-focused international film fest to black-footed penguins, here are five family-friendly things you'll want to check out as the days and the city cools off. Mark your calendars for these not-to-be-missed events around Chicago.


Cheers to Chicago Beer Experience! A Beer Tasting & Bar Tour

Chicago Beer Experience

When you think of beer tours, you typically envision yourself in a brewery, listening to a dude with a dope beard explain the difference between hops and barley. You're vaguely paying attention because your taste buds are going crazy from sipping on a craft brew you typically wouldn't know to order. Now with Chicago Beer Experience Beer Tours, yes — you're learning how beer is made. But — you're also learning about Chicago history and


A Lincoln Park Itinerary: Brunch, Bowling, Movies & More at New City

Earl's Kitchen

The Lincoln Park neighborhood boasts several hubs for fun and the North/Clybourn intersection has amped it up even more. The sprawling New City complex opened in fall 2015 and continues to roll out new things to see and do. It's been a popular destination for both locals and tourists seeking a range of culinary, shopping and entertainment options. At 363,000 square feet, it’s a great place to wander around for a long afternoon that might just end up spilling into an extended


Winter at the Lincoln Park Zoo: 5 Fun Things to See & Do at the Zoo

Camel at Lincoln Park Zoo Chicago

One of the best ways to enjoy winter in Chicago is to bundle up, get outside and connect with nature, family and friends. And one of the best places to connect with nature in our busy city is at the Lincoln Park Zoo. Wintertime is one of the best times of the year to visit: it's peaceful wandering around the beautiful, snow-blanketed zoo, while some of the animals are at their most active (hello snow monkeys!).


Feast on the Magical Cuisine of Lincoln Park's Perennial Virant

Perennial Virant

Near the corner where the Second City found its first home (one of many) near a laundromat, Perennial Virant attracts a vast range of visitors who are drawn close to its magic alchemy of culinary preparations that includes pickling, preserving and a range of other preparations.


At the Armitage El Stop, a Lincoln Park Adventure Awaits

Armitage Ave

Exploring Lincoln Park is a fine way to spend an afternoon and even just strolling around for a few minutes can be a way to relax and spend time with friends new and old. My recommendation is to take the Brown or Purple Line to the Armitage stop.


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